Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Nov 2010 23:10 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Under an initiative sponsored by the European Commission, the Symbian platform was this week endorsed by the Artemis Joint Technology Initiative and specifically identified as a unique technology that is a vital focus for European-centric mobile software development. As a result, a total investment of over EUR 22 million has been committed to the development of next generation technologies for the Symbian platform. This development project is being led by the Symbian Foundation as part of a consortium of major European technology organisations. The consortium is made up of 24 organisations from 8 European countries, comprising major mobile device manufacturers, hardware and service integration professional services, major consumer electronics companies, mobile network operators, application developers, universities and research institutions."
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RE: technology socialism?
by Karitku on Wed 3rd Nov 2010 09:20 UTC in reply to "technology socialism?"
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Is this an example of technology socialism?

More like communism. I'm sick and tired of EU hiring academic fools without any real world experience on major places. This would been great news 5 years ago but now it's just waste of money. I guess grand plan is to employ those people that Nokia is kicking out from symbian division. It really shows how much Nokia appreciate there experience by not trying to relocate them. Pure leftwing stupidity on it's best. They probaply spend next few years doing crappy software that noone will use. Well done EU!

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